|The student protests against the controversial National Education Law continue. Mandalay students column march from Taungdwingyi Myo on the way to Yangon on February 6, 2015. Photo: Aung Ko Oo/Mizzima|
Myanmar’s government has accused students protesting against the National Education Law of being manipulated by groups seeking to destabilize the country.
|Mandalay student column leaves from Magway Computer University on route to walk to Yangon, February 4, 2015. Photo: Aung Ko Oo/Mizzima|
Students have resumed their protest over the National Education Law after the government's postponement of four-party talks scheduled for February 3, according to the press release from the students’ group, the Action Committee for Democratic Education.
|Dr Thein Lwin talks during the four-party discussions aimed at amending the controversial National Education Law in Diamond Jubilee Hall, Yangon on February 1, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima|
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi confirmed on February 3 that Dr Thein Lwin must resign from the central executive committee of her National League for Democracy party if he wishes to continue to work on behalf of the National Network for Educational Reform.
|Dr Thein Lwin, a prominent education reformer and member of the National League for Democracy, talks during the four-party discussions aimed at amending the controversial National Education Law in Diamond Jubilee Hall, Yangon on February 1, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima|
Students have criticised the opposition National League for Democracy party for threatening legal action against NLD member Dr Thein Lwin for his involvement in four-party talks aimed at amending the controversial National Education Law.
|Four-party talks on the National Education Law made up of government representatives, parliamentarians, the National Network for Education Reform and students being held at the Diamond Jubilee Hall in Yangon University on February 1, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima|
Initial talks to establish a framework for discussion to seek amendments to the controversial National Education Law have resulted in seven out of nine points being agreed with further discussions to be held on February 3.